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Chinese student extracts gold from scrap CPUs

January 4th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) A Chinese student has extracted pure gold from scrap CPUs, earning him the title "modern alchemist".Li Dianwu, a chemistry senior at Nankai University in Tianjin in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Super sand’ to purify drinking water

June 23rd, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a way to chemically transform ordinary sand into so-called "super sand" for improved purification of drinking water.Ordinary sand, an abundant natural resource of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian-origin scientist claims his product can clean up Gulf oil spill

June 12th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher from Texas Tech University has come up with a product, Fibertect, which he claims can clean up the Gulf oil spill.Seshadri Ramkumar, has created a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blanket that absorbs flatulence becomes viral hit!

May 7th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An ad of a blanket that has the ability to absorb flatulence has become a viral hit on YouTube.According to the ad, the Better Marriage Blanket is equipped ... Read more...

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Foul odour from industrial chicken rendering facilities may soon be history

August 27th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist from North Carolina State University has devised a new technique that can help eliminate foul odour and air pollutants from industrial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists transform CO2 into clean-burning biofuel

April 17th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have become the first to transform the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol, which is a widely used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, pants that absorb smell of people breaking wind!

December 25th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): Fearing that too much gorging on spicy delicacies this festive season might leave you breaking the wind in front of anybody and everybody? Well, then heres a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Super-wipe that cleans up deadly chemicals

December 14th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have developed a super-wipe that can easily decontaminate spills of chemical warfare agents or industrial acids.Traditional methods to soak up harmful chemicals involve powdered carbon, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoscale meadows set to boost electric cars staying power

September 18th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): Electrical cars may soon have their batteries replaced by ultracapacitors that can store much higher amounts of energy, thanks to a new approach developed by Chinese researchers. ... Read more...

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